Classical music boosts listeners’ brain functions and energy levels, which is why every child should ingest a well-rounded harpsichord each morning. Treat your noggin to a mellifluous meal with today’s Groupon: for $19, you get one ticket for seating in section B at one performance of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra’s MasterWorks Concert Series at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church (a $45 value). Choose from the following dates:
- Friday, January 6, at 8 p.m.
- Friday, February 3, at 8 p.m.
- Friday, March 2, at 8 p.m.<p>
Maestro George Hanson leads the Tucson Symphony Orchestra to musical victory in a concert series dedicated to the work of Tchaikovsky, Mozart, and other world-renowned composers. On Friday, January 6, cellist Mark Votapek brandishes a bow inscribed with New Year’s resolutions to crescendo through notable works from Tchaikovsky, including Sleeping Beauty: Pas de Deux and Variations on a Rococo Theme. On Friday, February 3, Stephen Seifert skillfully strums a mountain dulcimer during “American Portraits,” a study of American-based composers such as Ives, Copland, and Ellisor. Clarinetist Laura Stoutenborough tackles the works of Mozart and Beethoven on Friday, March 2, while following the hand gestures of the conductor and the subtitles printed on the foreign sheet music. Concertgoers are welcome to attend a preconcert lecture beginning at 7 p.m., during which Hanson elucidates the finer points of the evening’s program.